With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind.
The National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum that seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world. Its history dates back to 1887 when it opened on Stamford Road as the Raffles Library and Museum.
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From the iconic dragon playgrounds of the 1970s to today’s modern inclusive versions, playgrounds have informed our collective experience of growing up in Singapore. Singapore’s Playgrounds: 1930 – 2030 is an exhibition developed by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with the Housing Development Board.
The exhibition features a selection of five international projects that include Virtual Reality explorations, micro-CT scanning technology and innovative optical systems, and augmented reality as well as a fascinating performance that employs the use of brainwave technology.
Digital Conversations: New Technologies features a panel of international experts who will share their views and explore a cross-section of digital trends and applications related to museology, storytelling, and community engagement.
GosTan Back is a story about a young boy who gets the chance to save the future by going back in time. Young audiences will experience our local history and artefacts in this interactive theatrical journey through the National Museum’s Singapore History Gallery, which features storytelling and a whole lot of hands-on fun!
Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month! Our fun line-up of activities includes interactive tours, storytelling sessions, family workshops, drop-in craft activities, captivating performances, and more.
How do we represent the harrowing tales of war? From lovers separated to the complexities of military battle, how do exhibition-making and animation bring the personal stories and experiences of a war that is over 70 years old come to life for new generations, and inspire us to look at our shared history anew?
Singapore Rhapsodies at National Museum is a bi-weekly music series that invites aspiring young musicians, students and music interest groups to showcase original self-compositions or popular Singapore songs on a unique Red Steinway concert grand piano.
IS ANYONE HOME? is an exhibition on childhood by Superhero Me, an inclusive arts movement which works with children from diverse backgrounds. It explores the worlds of six children through mixed media work and seeds possibilities of a future where children of different abilities can grow and learn together.
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